For 3rd straight year, Minnetonka school sending student to National Spelling Bee

For 3rd straight year, Minnetonka school sending student to National Spelling Bee

Will Rooke turned away 48 competitors during last week's metro competition. Five others from the state also made it.
West Metro
4:24pm

Careless smoker ignites 60-acre fire on swampy land in west metro

The property owner was cutting trees at the time, the fire chief said.
Eat & Drink
12:19pm
Dubbed the "Land of New Restaurants" a few years, the Bellecour Cafe...

Wayzata restaurant openings show a hunger to dine out in the suburbs

So far this year, an estimated 700 new restaurant seats are coming in, and the boom shows no signs of slowing.
West Metro
March 28

Hennepin County Board tables transit tax increase

It was considered due to CTIB's vote to dissolve.
West Metro
March 27

Small Minnesota town featured in Coors Light Final Four TV ad

Minnesotans watching the NCAA Final Four this weekend may notice a familiar Lake Minnetonka city starring on TV.A Los Angeles production company last month shot…
West Metro
March 27

Ice-out declared on Lake Minnetonka two weeks later than expected

For all who bet on when ice-out was going to happen this year on Lake Minnetonka, Mother Nature threw a curve ball.Agencies patrolling the lake…
West Metro
March 27

Man sets parked car on fire in Hopkins; police offer reward

The fire occurred outside an apartment building on 11th Avenue last week.
West Metro
March 26

Bomb squad called to Target store in Medina on a false alarm

A Target store in Medina was evacuated Sunday evening after a call came in from an employee who reported seeing a suspicious device inside the…
West Metro
March 25

Hennepin County readies for $13 million child protection overhaul

A year after stepping into the county's top human services role, Jennifer DeCubellis is leading the most dramatic reform of the child protection system in Minnesota.
West Metro
March 25

Hennepin County puts 1930s-era Century Plaza up for sale with no price

The county is moving out of the former vocational high school by May.
Variety
March 25

A Plymouth couple transformed their entire home in vibrant color

A Plymouth couple transformed their home for vibrant family living. Take a tour during the Remodelers Showcase.
West Metro
March 25
Guests poured maple syrup produced by the Arboretum from trees on the...

Syrup by the numbers

1,500: Students who visit the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s syrup program on field trips in March and April 1,200: Attended this year’s pancake brunch 390: Tapped…
West Metro
March 25
Students sampled sap from a freshly tapped maple tree at the Arboretum...

Early spring has sap flowing at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum's maple syrup operation

Feeding state's growing interest, U showcases the age-old skill of turning sap into syrup.
West Metro
March 24

West metro police blotter, March 26

EDEN PRAIRIE FEB. 26 Drugs. A 37-year-old Norwood Young America woman was cited for possession of marijuana at Highway 12 and Dell Road. Edina FEB.…
West Metro
March 24

West metro news briefs: Excelsior city leaders return to State Capitol seeking sales tax to fund park renovations

Excelsior leaders are back at the State Capitol for the fourth straight year, looking for approval of a half-cent sales tax to raise $7 million…
South Metro
March 24

Theft charges against Burnsville woman dismissed after bitter family feud

A judge found insufficient evidence in Kandiyohi County, which led a Carver County prosecutor to drop charges there as well.
West Metro
March 23
Sheriff Rich Stanek spoke at a press conference in defense of Hennepin...

Hennepin County sheriff disputes inclusion on ICE inmate noncompliance list

Hennepin County wrongly included as not complying with law, Rich Stanek says.
West Metro
March 23

Cases dismissed against 2 drivers allegedly in pack of speeding exotic cars

"The state was trying to basically argue guilt by association," said one defense attorney.
South Metro
March 23

Carver County surpasses 100,000 people in latest Census estimates

Growth of southwestern suburban counties is rapid, with Scott and Carver leading the state in growth as a share of population over the past six years.
West Metro
March 22

Minn. Republicans call for feds to halt Southwest light-rail funding

More than $900 million expected in federal grants.
West Metro
March 22

Twin Cities losing another Scandinavian retailer, at least in brick form

AlwaysMod will close in Golden Valley after 17 years, becoming an online-only business.